PhD, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Acting Chair, Department of Scandinavian Studies (Spring 2018); Director, Baltic Studies Program (1994-present); Executive Board Member, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (2012-2014, 2017-2019); Senator, UW Faculty Senate (2015-2017).
Author, The Power of Song: Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution (2014, Latvian translation 2017). Essays and papers about Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian national culture, and about Baltic Studies in North America. President, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (2008-2010).